Services for Victims
Services Avaliable to Victims of Trafficking
The TVPA of 2000 mandated that emergency services such as shelter, knowledge of their rights, medical and mental health care and translation services be provided to all victims of trafficking. After a victim has been certified by the Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement as a victim of human trafficking, they become eligible for Foodstamps, Medicaid, and Refugee Cash Assistance. With this trafficking certification they may apply for a social security card, state identification card and a work permit.
The Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking not only networks to provide the mandated pre-certification services, but can offer many more.
- Legal advocacy & representation
- Long-term counseling services
- Food, clothing, furniture & household goods
- Intensive case management for pre- and post-certification
- Employment preparation & search
- Immigration assistance
- Resettlement services
- Cultural orientation
- Long-term housing